23 September 2013
Concert November 2013
To celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who played at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012, joins conductor William Goodchild and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra for a performance of Diversions for piano left hand and orchestra, ingeniously written and in the form of a theme and eleven variations. The concert opens with Khachaturian's Adagio from the ballet Spartacus, instantly recognisable as the warmly romantic opening music from the TV series The Onedin Line. Mahler’s immense first symphony provides a suitably exciting climax to an evening of extraordinary auditory delights.
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